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Boston Conveyancing: FAQs

Are you planning to buy your first home, sell a property, remortgage your home or transfer equity? If so, our Boston conveyancing FAQs will help to address the most common questions you may have:

Buying property in Boston

How much is the Council Tax in Boston Borough Council in 2022?

Boston is situated in Boston Borough Council. Council tax bands are as follows:

Band Boston Council Tax (2022/23)
A £1,315.53
B £1,534.78
C £1,754.03
D £1,973.29
E £2,411.80
F £2,850.31
G £3,288.82
H £3,946.58

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Are you paying more Council Tax than you should be?

I'm buying a house in Boston - which searches will I need?

The standard pack includes:

  • Official or Regulated Local Authority Search
  • Regulated Water Search
  • Residential Environmental Search
  • Chancel search liability

On occasion the initial search results will recommend further searches , for example a mining search.

To see the total cost of searches on a Boston house or flat, try our online conveyancing costs calculator.

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What are conveyancing searches when buying a home and do I need them?

I am buying a leasehold property in Boston - what do I need to know?

Purchasing a leasehold property in the UK requires a number of extra steps when compared to buying a freehold. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting buyer can include legally technical issues like and short leases.

An experienced leasehold conveyancer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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What you need to know about buying a leasehold property

Should I be wary of buying a leasehold house?

Should I buy a property with a short lease?

Selling property in Boston

Does it take longer to sell a leasehold property?

Yes, that's correct, it can take much longer to conduct the conveyancing to sell leasehold houses or flats when compared to conveyancing on a freehold house.

The solicitor acting for the buyer will expect to see these documents, including management company information. Typically, delays are due to the time required by your lawyer to get these documents together.

Your lawyer ought to start this process before a buyer has even been found, as the managing agent's information can take a long time to gather if the agent responsible for managing the property is slow or difficult to contact.

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Selling a leasehold flat? What to do before going on the market

Remortgaging in Boston

Will I need a conveyancing solicitor if I am remortgaging my Boston property?

Yes, you will need a remortgage conveyancing solicitor.

The official UK base rate is currently set at 1.25% (June 2022). A good Boston remortgage solicitor can get you onto your new rate as quickly as possible.

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Transferring equity in Boston

Do I need a solicitor to transfer equity in my Boston home?

The equity transfer process can be complicated, so most people complete the process through a conveyancing solicitor.

Your solicitor will advise on the options for joint ownership, complete the HM Land Registry paperwork, deal with Stamp Duty (SDLT) and handle the remortgage if applicable.

Get a transfer of equity conveyancing quote

Comparing Conveyancing Quotes in Boston

Conveyancing fees and disbursements - What's the difference?

Legal fees, such as the new build fee and Help to Buy fee, are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do.

Disbursements are third-party costs, like Flood Risk reports or Lawyer Checker fee.

How much will my conveyancing legal fees be in 2022?

When you compare conveyancing quotes for your Boston home move, check the fine print for potential extra fees and costs. An online quote should reflect everything required for standard conveyancing. Potential hidden fees could add £100s to your final bill.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

General Boston property lawyers FAQs

Are Boston conveyancing fees fixed?

Some conveyancing solicitors in Boston offer their services on an hourly rate others work on a fixed fee.

Your conveyancing solicitor will work on a fixed fee basis, with no unexpected 'add-ons'. Your detailed quote will set out what the conveyancing fees and costs will be when your transaction goes through.

If, for any reason at all, your transaction does not go ahead, you will be covered by a No Move, No Fee guarantee.

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How much should conveyancing fees cost in 2022?

How we can help you

If you are buying, selling, remortgaging or transferring equity in a property in Boston and need an expert conveyancing solicitor, we can take care of the legal side of your move.

We work with a panel of specialist conveyancing solicitors to deliver a stress-free moving experience.

  • No Move, No Fee Guarantee
  • Fixed fee conveyancing service
  • Boston experts
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